Portable electric heaters, while seemingly harmless, are responsible for 2600 fires and 130 deaths annually. These heaters are not substitutes for central heating. Nor are they designed for extended use.
All types must be kept at least 36 inches from anything that can burn, including furniture, bedding, clothing, pets and people.
Space heaters must not be left operating when you are not in the room, or when you go to sleep.
Children should be supervised at all times when space heaters are in use.
Do not put drying clothing or combustibles over heaters.
Check for fraying or splitting wires, or overheating. Have problems repaired by a professional before operating the space heater.